The size of the baby bed, as well as the orthopedic qualities of the mattress for her, is a significant factor influencing the health of the child, especially for the newborn. After all, the kid spends in a dream for 12 or more hours. The rapid growth of the body continues up to the age of 13-14, which means that the choice of bed sizes for a child of any age should be approached with particular care.
Standard sizes for cots
Bed sizes for newborns
A newly born baby must have a separate bed. At the age of 6 months, a newborn can sleep in a crib - a crib resembling a pram. Psychologists say that newborns behave more calmly and sleep better if they are surrounded on all sides with soft tissue - a kind of cocoon is formed in which they feel protected, like in the womb.
The berth in the cradle for a newborn has a size of about 80x40 cm, slight deviations are possible. The design may be different, providing the possibility of motion sickness or stationary, support - on wheels or suspended. Transformer models that can be adapted for various purposes are also produced. Often, the cradles for newborns are supplied with additional devices - lighting, music mobiles.
Standard bed for newborns
The child grows quickly, therefore, as a rule, the bed is bought for him “for growth”. At an early age, rather specific requirements are imposed on it - it is necessary that the crib has sides so that the newborn does not fall. After six months, the first cradle is usually changed to a cot, in which the bed is surrounded by bars that protect the child from falling. In such a bed, he can get up without the risk of being on the floor.
Standard bed is 120x60 cm, external dimensions may vary depending on the model. Well, if the side walls are removable - it will facilitate the care of the newborn. It is also useful to be able to change the height of the base under the mattress - as the baby grows, it can be lowered. Children's bed sizes from 3 years to five can be more, but as a rule, this is not necessary.
Tip: Kids love to jump in bed, holding the fence, that is, the bed simultaneously performs the functions of the arena. Pay attention to the base under the mattress: it must be durable, lath - a solid plywood sheet will not stand the active child.
Bed size for preschooler (from 5 years)
When a baby becomes a preschooler, the requirements for bed change. No longer need fencing slats, but there is a desire to sit on the bed during the day, play on it. Therefore, for children from 5 years old, the size of the baby bed becomes larger, and its design changes. The width of the bed usually reaches 70 cm, and the length can vary from 130 to 160 cm.
There are also sliding models that "grow" with the child. Before reaching adolescence, that is, up to ten or eleven years, such a bed is enough for a child. For restless children who spin in a dream, "scatter", and sometimes stacked across, it is recommended to choose a slightly larger width - for example, 80 cm.
Tip: The best material for children's furniture - solid wood: beech, oak, hornbeam. It does not leave splinters in contact and the safest for the child.
The size of the bed for a teenager (from 11 years)
After 11 years, the child enters adolescence. The style and rhythm of his life is changing, guests come to his room more often, he needs more space for studies and active activities. Changing the requirements for the bed. The teenage standard is the size of 180x90 cm, but many parents do not see the point of buying such a bed - it will probably become small after a couple of years, and you will have to buy a new one.
Therefore, the optimal size of a teenage bed can be taken 200x90 cm. A full-fledged “adult” sleeping place will not only be more comfortable, but also last longer. The choice of a bed at this age is already carried out by parents together with teenagers, following their requests. It is only necessary to ensure that the materials from which it is made are environmentally safe, and the parts do not have sharp corners that can cause injury.
Sizes of bunk bed for children
When there are two children in the house, and they have one room, there is a question of saving space. Consider the possibility of buying a bunk bed - it will not only free the children's area for games, but also serve as a kind of simulator, as well as a place for games. Usually two beds are located one above the other, sometimes with a shift relative to each other. The child climbs to the “second floor” on a special ladder - it can be quite simple, reminiscent of a “Swedish” wall, or more complex, with wide steps under which toy boxes can be placed.
The size of a bunk bed is affected by its shape and the presence of additional elements - shelves, drawers, sections for storage. In addition, some models are built small tables at which students can prepare lessons, and younger children - to draw, assemble a designer or engage in modeling.
The height at which the upper berth is located is determined by the height of the ceiling - there should be enough space above the child’s head on it so that it does not feel uncomfortable. Usually the standard height of a bunk child's bed varies from 1.5 to 1.8 m. You need to choose a specific model, focusing on the height of the ceilings in the children's room.
The outer dimensions of a bunk bed can vary quite a lot and depend on the model, for example, 205 wide, 140 high, and 101 cm deep. This bed usually has a standard size of 200x80 or 200x90 cm. Sometimes such beds combined with jobs - this is a good option for a family in which two students grow up. In some cases, the bed on the "second floor" is advisable to arrange for one child. A loft bed will make it possible to place an entire children's room in a small area with a place to play, study, store clothes, toys and books, as well as a night’s rest. A table, a wardrobe and shelves in a bunk bed are located on the "first" floor, the sleeping place is above them.
The size of the cot transformer bed
It is quite expensive to change a bed for a child to a new one every two or three years. The transforming bed is changing and growing with the child. It is quite difficult to call it a bed - after all, this furniture turns into a separate bed for a teenager and a writing desk from a cradle for a newborn, equipped with a pendulum swing mechanism combined with drawers and lockers for diapers, baby care products and other necessary things. with a comfortable pedestal.
Size of mattresses for cots
Requirements for mattresses vary greatly depending on the age of the child. From birth and up to two years, the baby’s back needs support - at this time the bone system is very plastic, and the muscular skeleton is only being formed, so the mattress must be firm and elastic. Then you can shift the child on a medium-hard mattress. But soft should be avoided until the end of the formation of the musculoskeletal system, that is, latex, latexed coconut coir and their combinations.
The standard sizes of mattresses for baby beds, as a rule, coincide with the standard sizes of berths, but they may differ, therefore the mattress is bought either at the same time as a cot, or after buying the last one and carefully measuring the berth.
Standard mattress sizes for children’s and single beds